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My name is Stephanie.
I have reason to believe that John WESTON (abt 1555) & Joan SARSON of Burton Overly, Leicestershire were my great x 10 grandparents. John & Joan married in 1580. And after Joans death John married a second time. John was a husbandman and was perhaps comfortably off since when he dies in 1616 he make bequeaths of 151 13s 4d to his second wife and children other than his heir. (In 1610, 151 13s 4d would have the same spending worth of today's 14,845.13)
John & Joan had at least 6 children.
My great x 9 grandfather was their fifth child, Robert. He and his wife Elizabeth also had at least 6 children. He stayed in Burton Overly and was a Miller.
My great x 8 grandfather was his youngest child Edward. He married Catherine HUTCHINSON or HUTCHINGS. They had at least 4 children. Edward & Catherine must have moved to Kibworth Beauchamp since all of their children were baptized there. Their oldest son and heir Richard was bequeathed Edwards his grist mill and 2 houses.
Richard is my great x 7 grandfather. He married Elizabeth WELLS. They had a least 9 children. In his will Richard bequeathed his windmill and homestead at Smeeton Westerby to his eldest son Richard.
I descend through the couples sixth child Robert. He married Keziah GOWARD and they had at least 4 children. They stayed in Kibworth Beauchamp. Robert was also a Miller.
My great x 5 great grandfather was their third child Edward. And although he was also a Miller, he moved first to Ashley Northamptonshire and later to Rothwell, Northamptonshire. When he died in 1841 he bequeathed the bulk of his estate including 3 freehold houses to his daughters Ann WESTON & Maria SHARMAN and 19 19s to his daughter Mary DICKINSON, wife of Thomas DICKINSON of Stanwick.
Mary WESTON and Thomas DICKINSON are my great x grandparents.
Id love to hear from you if any of this sounds familiar and particularly if you are research the same branch of the Weston family.
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